DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today acquired defenseman David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Brian Lashoff and subsequently traded Savard to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
After drafting an NHL-high 33 players over the last three Entry Drafts, the Red Wings currently own 19 picks over the next two drafts. For this summer’s 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Detroit has its own pick in the first six rounds, in addition to two additional second-round choices (Edmonton and NY Rangers), a second pick in the third round (Vegas) and the fourth-round pick acquired in this trade from the Lightning. In the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, the Red Wings have their own picks in all seven rounds plus two additional selections in the fourth round (Colorado and Vegas).
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